The Miami Aftermath, Golden Nudity And Ethereum London 277

My previous longer article was about the January Miami BTC conference and the promised follow up is Al Capone style criminally overdue. The event moved at breakneck speed and had such a driven, positive vibe. Dealing with the atomic aftermath took till now to become a cohesive-ish write up. In short, the journey was a f**k yes, as I tend to vulgarly state in social occasions seemingly inappropriate for the expression. I’ll keep this punchy.

Coming To My Senses

Having scored the perfect Airbnb place 5 minutes from the conference center (actual balcony view pic below), I was pumped to get going but jet-lagged beyond available bodily resources. Getting everything ready for a two fair trip, including an overnight ‘stay awake painting’ just before the flight, took its toll. The free flow whiskey pouring by my generous hosts was a welcome edge smoother but not too many before a 48hr crypto sprint. Right? The fleeting pleasure of alcohol was replaced by a sauna, jacuzzi, and a city view pool. I realised also that I was staying with people who run a high-end print place. This trip is going to roast like a Run The Jewels track.

Being new to blockchain conferences, the hunger for the next new thing felt all around was inspiring. No joke. The integration solutions to the ‘real world’ in service prospects or made human connections were a much-needed chilli infusion for the brain. Much respect for Keynote for sponsoring the booth and helping me get physically visible in the scene.

Out of talking so much, my voice blew out halfway conference. At one point I got badly distracted from talking to a Coin Telegraph guy due to another conversation starting with a couple who represent the graffiti artist Banksy. Apologetic as I was about it to him upon this dawning on me, it was a good problem to have. It felt like being able to charge my phone from the surrounding air alone.

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

The buzz around my booth gave me a sense that I’m really onto something with crypto art. It’s nothing short from being able to tell the story of a vast societal change in visual form. To uniquely communicate it to insiders and outsiders alike. One of the chance encounters was Eben Pagan popping by the space with his lovely wife Annie Lalla. It was a strange moment, as I must have spent thousands of hours with his material since 2004 and he hadn’t a clue the other way around. I rarely loose my cool but embarrassingly enough, this was one of those times. Appropriately so I think.

Far too many memories struggling with childhood trauma, depression, figuring out relationships and finding my way in life in general came flooding in talking to him. During those times, the abundance of value Eben delivered to my life through video seminars was a 100% unparalleled. There is no way my other platform Artevo, the LUX project nor my engagement would have happened without the influence his work had on me.

Some people in the crypto space, who think Lambos are the answer, could greatly benefit from his ‘ManTransformation’ program for example. There is a bunch of millionaires within the community still living their ‘Sweet 16’ at 30 and beyond – during global crisis times. Some really need to wake the hell up to smell the ‘more to life than a bit of money’ monologue. As he came to my booth space, I interrupted him eating a sandwich by asking: “Eben Pagan. What are you doing here?” He simply replied: “I’m eating”. Glad to know he is into crypto and I’ll make a better first impression next time.


Eben, Annie and their daughter in Miami.

The Emerging Collector Class

The nr.1 “T(r)opical – Gold Edition” piece, central to the booth picture, was sold to the striking model Gabriella Katia and her entrepreneur husband Matt Crown via Litecoin. By chance encounters, the three of us would all later on end up at a club for a night out. I’d spent a full month working my ass off to be ready for the trip and the official business of the conference was done. It was time to let loose before the coming AFL fair.


Matt & Gabriella

The other awesome person at the afterparty, clearly responsible for me drinking straight from the vodka bottle at the end of the night, was my new collector Michael Jonsson. After mentioning this personal responsibility disclaimer I can admit to literally waking up with my boots still on the following morning. A true flashback to some 20 years ago at a University party in Newcastle. We decided to meet up on Miami Beach for some breakfast to follow up.

His Bitcoin 1/1 piece “Unblocked” is now safely in Toronto being float framed.

A Worthy And Relevant Sidenote

The whole trip was quite an investment so could’t hodl all the benefits. Now if only Coinbase would sort out their customer service I could actually use the converted money trapped behind their non-service lines. Anyone else have this with them or just me?

Bit rude to hold someone else’s money for over a month, not reply to emails and then ask them to ‘rate their service’ – if you are really asking. The survey request was two weeks ago and I’m yet to hear back from them. Ok. Enough complaining. Still with me? Golden nudity ahead.

A 5m$ Home Full of Art Anyone?

Next up was the Tranter-Sinni Gallery organised participation with Art Fort Lauderdale. This fair was our first collaboration with the gallery. They had a few of my large Artevo pieces in their multi-million dollar homes loaded full of art, facilitated a keynote spot and a temperature rising performance at the W Hotel titled ‘Kintsukuroi’.


Watch the performance here

It was rejuvenating to be in front of people performing again so felt it best midway through to drown my suit in gold paint, with a little help from a fellow performer Dayanis Mondeja.

Much love also to the phenomenal dancers of the other performance Carlos Torres and Evelyn Robaina. They did a more classical dance performance version of the same theme. The passionate professionalism of all three performers blew me away. Thanks also for Alexis Espejo at W Fort Lauderdale for facilitating this madness. The plan is to repeat these at crypto conferences all over the world. It’s appropriate as the blockchain is helping to fix money.


Youtube here.

Mom, I’m on TV.

The below segment of the Deco Drive TV show features the Artevo works, the houses and quite prominently, the back of my head. Both Evan Snow and Andrew Martineau did an ‘all in’ job getting this whole fair organised so props to those guys for pulling it off. Bring on AFL 2019.

Watch it here

Crypto Giveth and Crypto Taketh Away

And will likely soon giveth again. Some of you might have seen the previous announcement for the crypto art tour with 4NEW as the primary sponsor. Unfortunately, the recent events in crypto forced them to focus on their live ICO for now, so the mentioned tour is now open for a new main sponsor. 

I’ll be attending the crypto investor show this coming Saturday here in London regarding this. The tour is ready to take off and everything is in place with regards to the gallery and most locations. All that is needed is a funder ready to make some international waves with guaranteed traditional and blockchain press. On April 18th at 5pm I’ll also be presenting at the Ethereum London slot of the London Blockchain conference. Big ups for Stephan Tual for giving me my first crypto keynote opportunity. More to come this year as this fresh speaker page suggests.

2018 is going to be a massive year for me personally and about as exciting as it gets for crypto. None of the people, organisations or businesses in this article have paid to be mentioned. In case you are wondering if what you just read was news, promotional, a blog or something else, all I can say is that I don’t represent legacy media.

This is  the circle of transparent good stuff.

 V E S A
Visual Artist
London / Helsinki
@artbyvesa
Art: www.artforcrypto.com
Merc: www.artforcrypto.live
Artevo: www.artevo.org

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Kanpai Pandas: Bringing luxury experiences to the NFT space 2615

Imagine an NFT project that can bring you once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Front of stage tickets to EDC Las Vegas, booth seats to your favorite football team’s games, private parties with high profile crypto personalities… etc., and access to all these events and more can be yours just by holding a cute tattoo-clad panda.

Introducing Kanpai Pandas, one of the first Omnichain NFT projects in existence. A collection of 10,000 stylistically curated hand-drawn NFTs that roam 7 chains, including Ethereum, BNB, Polygon, AVAX, Fantom, Arbitrum, and Optimism chains (and soon to be 8 ).

Kanpai means “Cheers” in Japanese and reflects the light-hearted jovial nature that the project and community represent. The Kanpai Pandas’ prime objective is to bring REAL utility to its holders by building a solid brand that revolves around amazing real-world experiences and community building.

Kanpai Pandas isn’t only an NFT collection incorporating innovative blockchain technology. Holding a Kanpai Panda gives you a membership pass into an exclusive club that offers access to high-end events such as private parties, sporting events, concerts, and other sought-after entertainment events. Kanpai Pandas is building a family of like-minded people across the globe, creating a network effect where holders can build, collaborate, and learn together in the journey to making NFT history. Kanpai Pandas believe in building a sustainable long-term foundation through providing real-world utility and on-chain innovation.

So, what’s under the hood?

Kanpai Labs, the creator of Kanpai Pandas, built and released the project on LayerZero Labs’ technology. LayerZero Labs is an Omnichain Interoperability Protocol designed for message passing across chains, providing authentic delivery. Layer Zero has been funded by FTX, Binance Labs, Spartan, DeFi Capital, and various other strategic investment groups.

Kanpai Pandas sought to distinguish themselves in the NFT space by providing an art collection that incorporated cutting-edge interoperable blockchain technology. Building on LayerZero Labs technology, Kanpai Panda’s smart contracts became the new “gold standard” of omnichain.

The creator of Kanpai Labs, @DaRealMilkBagz, crafted a team of experts to provide utility to Kanpai Panda holders. Before mint, @DaRealMilkBagz announced three exclusive confirmed events where Kanpai Pandas could attend, details of which will be further explained in future Medium posts, but have already been announced on our Twitter (@KanpaiPandas). Kanpai Labs came out swinging to provide its determination in making Kanpai Pandas a lifestyle brand that provides many perks: exclusive social events, collectibles, comic series, and on-chain game theory (details about these perks will be further outlined in future Medium posts).

GYM NETWORK: The Future of Investing 2770

GYMNET

Investments have always been a risky affair, and the biggest concern among most is which platform to go for. More so, the slightly reliable ones don’t offer high rewards, which in turn negates the whole point of investing. But that changes with GYM NETWORK, a Binance Smart Chain-based Decentralized protocol. It not just ensures security and transparency in transactions but offers high returns and exciting rewards on investment.

All about GYM NETWORK

If you ever search for a De-Fi project, there would be hundreds of results, but not all suit your requirements or are trustworthy. The number could be pegged at 3-5 if we are lenient in that regard. But the team behind GYM NETWORK has managed to eliminate all the previously encountered problems and design a platform that offers you the best.

GYM NETWORK handpicks the best investment options and presents these as vaults to investors along with the risk factor associated with each. These options (initially, it’s just Alpaca, but more are to be added in the coming days) offer high yields,. In addition to that, investors receive rewards in the form of $GYMNET, the native token on GYM NETWORK. Its total supply is capped at 4,000,000,000, and the tokenomics is designed to deliver both short-term and long-term rewards to users, apart from ensuring the development of the platform and its success.

It’s not that you have to invest regularly to earn big. There are various options offered to users by the GYM NETWORK to earn a passive income. Many who are not regular on the platform go with these.

Other than the affiliate system as discussed later, one of the easiest ways to earn a passive income is to go for Farming, which means adding your holdings to liquidity and earning regular income on it. This way, instead of lying around your wallet, the currently held tokens would help pocket additional rewards.

Also, those who hold on to their collection of $GYMNET receive rewards on buying and sell orders. 1% of every purchase order and 4% of every sell order is distributed amongst the token holders. It is raining rewards on GYM NETWORK and now is your chance to make a fortune.

Affiliate system to earn passive rewards

Users require a referral code to join the platform. And once they are a part of it, they use their own referral code to get others to join. The pyramid so formed helps everyone earn rewards when the user they invited invests into the vault. A part of both, the ALPACA and $GYMNET rewards, will be shared with the invitee. Also, the affiliate system works through a smart contract, which almost nullifies the delay in the execution, and eliminates the need for an intermediary, thus making it quicker and safer.

This gets even better! There are 16 levels to the referral system with the rewards increasing as a user progresses through the levels. When a user reaches Level 14 or above, they automatically start receiving a share of the overall profit and rewards generated throughout the GYM NETWORK, which is independent of their team structure. So get as many people to join and increase your passive income. Collecting rewards has never been any simpler!

Why should I buy the $GYMNET token?

As you know, $GYMNET is the native token on GYM NETWORK and will be used to reward investors, and those who hold on to their tokens will further receive benefits on every sale and purchase order.

Another critical aspect that encourages users to not just hold on, but also buy the $GYMNET token is the Voting Right. With this, they get to introduce proposals to further improve the system. This is based on the team’s idea that GYM NETWORK is a community-driven platform, and it will be the collective opinion of token holders that will decide the path to be treaded in the future. Remember, the weightage of votes will depend on the number of tokens held by a user. So if you want to be a decisive factor, invest more to earn $GYMNET in the form of rewards, and also buy the token directly on exchanges.

Then comes the protection tools that are designed to prevent a sudden fall in the value of $GYMNET. No user can sell more than 50% of their token holdings in a single day. Also, it would be ensured that no one can hold more than 3% of the total supply of tokens in a wallet. Besides, there is bot protection in place that automatically identifies suspicious activities.

Another reason why the value of $GYMNET will see an incline is the Buy-Back and Burn program. When the tokens are burnt, the total number in circulation decreases, thus increasing the individual value of tokens left. You can check the total number of tokens burned to date on the official website.

So, if you had been looking for the right De-Fi platform to invest, GYM NETWORK will prove to be one of the safest and most transparent ones.

To find out more about the platform, visit the official website: https://www.gymnetwork.io/

Also, follow them on all social media platforms to stay updated with the day-to-day developments.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GymNet_Official
Telegram: https://t.me/gymnetworkofficial

My Crypto on ICONFi: Check exchange wallets at once 2611

My Crypto service has launched on ICONFi, the hybrid Crypto savings and staking platform providing the highest compound yield rates on crypto savings. My Crypto allows users to add the API from crypto exchanges like Binance and Coinbase, supporting the users to check their balances at once. Easy and convenient.

A crypto user would need to use different crypto exchanges simply because exchanges have listed different kinds of coins and tokens. There’s a good chance many crypto Hodlers and traders would be struggling to check the balances of the exchanges they are using. This already sounds super bothering, and it is painful to multi-task through exchange apps to check the balances. My Crypto provided a solution to this problem.

With My Crypto service, ICONFi users can see the balances of different coins and tokens on different exchanges, making the crypto asset management super simple. And as this is Read-only API, the ICONFi app only shows the balance data while not having access to actual crypto assets. It would be also interesting to compare the ROI from the direct trading with ICONFi’s Fixed savings compound interest rates.

ICONFi’s Growth Lead Steve Cho said, “My Crypto service is expected to address the issue of dealing with many different exchange wallets. It also shows the total value of users’ crypto assets in BTC, making it easier to see how much crypto assets they have in exchange wallets and ICONFi wallets altogether.” And he added, “Many ICONFi users put their BTC, ETH, USDT, and USDC on ICONFi Flexible account so that they can receive the basic interest rates, because it has no lockup period (withdrawal takes up to 24 hours though) while giving up to 3.5% compound interests, which is normally higher than other platforms’ Fixed savings with lockup periods. People always want to get the maximum profits out of their actions and ICONFi users just know this is the best option they can have without taking risks of lockup period because the crypto market shifts a lot. They know that if they sit their coins on exchange wallets, in fact they are losing value while taking the opportunity costs.”

ICONFi’s CEO Sean Kim said, “The vision of ICONFi is Make Crypto Simple – we want to provide easy and convenient crypto finance services to the entire crypto users.” He added that “ICONFi is officially giving out the highest compound interest rates on BTC (without considering platform tokens) in the market and it is the only Crypto savings platform giving its users Fixed rates. All other platforms cut down the rates if users put more crypto, which sounds super absurd. Users deserve more yields if they put in more assets. We want to support any crypto user to get the most value out of their Bitcoin in an easy, simple, and convenient manner.” Sean Kim has 11+ years’ experience in financial service consulting at PwC and Ernst & Young and expertise in financial system, derivatives, and investments. He also has been a financial engineer and mathematician.

ICONFi is a Hybrid platform providing both Crypto Fixed savings and Crypto Staking services. ICONFi provides the familiar ID and Passwords system while providing compound interests on Crypto savings and Auto-Staking features, positioning itself as an alternative to direct crypto trading. The website www.icon-fi.com has the interest calculator to see the details and expected interests on ICONFi savings accounts – it is always harmless to have more options, and ICONFi would be a good alternative if anyone understands the benefit of the compound interest system.

With the launch of My Crypto service, ICONFi announced a whopping 10 million USD worth of Fixed Savings events where users can receive the MAX interest rates for 28 days until the total event savings amount hits $10M. Check out the details from the ICONFi Medium Blog.

Check out more about ICONFi:

Website: https://www.icon-fi.com
Medium: https://medium.com/iconfi
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICONFiWorld
Discord Community: https://discord.gg/YdWsjaW8Eh

Klein Finance Announced the Completion of a Funding Round With Participation From KCC Chain and KuCoin-Ventures 2634

Klein Finance, a stablecoin liquidity provider and exchange platform built on KCC (Kucoin Community Chain), announced the opening of its funding program. It has already received a multi-million dollars investment from KuCoin Ventures and KCC chain.

Klein Finance is an efficient decentralized trading platform for digital assets built on KCC (Kucoin Community Chain), which aims to enable digital assets to be traded and staked for rewards in a secure and stable on-chain environment with low slippage, good depth, and low fees.

1. Klein Finance’s mixed liquidity pool, which provides a cross-market mechanism for creating stablecoins, uses a license-free trading block at the bottom that can accommodate multiple stablecoins to non-stablecoins and multiple non-stablecoins to multiple non-stablecoins.

2. Trading mining and liquidity mining will be rewarded to traders, liquidity providers and partners according to certain reward rules, working together to achieve the goal of profitable agreements.

3. Klein Finance provides a cross-market mechanism for creating stablecoins, and the underlying uses a license-free trading block that can accommodate a wide range of exchange needs.

4. The dynamic pegging approach using AMM creates liquidity for assets that are not necessarily pegged to each other in a way that is more efficient than the invariance of (m-n=λ). This creates liquidity that is 5 to10 times higher than other traditional decentralized exchange invariants, while also generating higher profits for the liquidity provider.

It is understood that Klein Finance project technology development has been largely completed and the new funds will be used for project promotion and expansion of the team size, subsequent opening of the technology and expansion of its structured products. It is reported that Klein Finance’s financing plan will continue.

TRON DAO and Other Blockchain Leaders Jointly Roll out USDD 2714

Usdd

On May 5, Justin Sun, Founder of TRON, announced on Twitter that the TRON DAO Reserve rolled out a decentralized stablecoin named USDD, which has so far been listed on Sunswap, Sun.io, Curve, Uniswap, Ellipsis, Pancakeswap, Kyberswap, etc., with an initial total supply of one hundred million. Through the cross-chain protocol BTTC, both of the circulating supply on Ethereum and BSC are near twenty million.

USDD is a decentralized algorithmic stablecoin launched collaboratively by the TRON DAO Reserve and top-tier mainstream blockchain institutions. The USDD protocol runs on the TRON network, is connected to Ethereum and BNBChain through the BTTC cross-chain protocol, and will be accessible across more blockchains in the future. USDD is pegged to the US Dollar (USD) through TRX and maintains its price stability to ensure users have access to a stable and decentralized digital dollar system that guarantees financial freedom.

USDD is a cryptocurrency issued by the TRON DAO Reserve with a highly stable price and diverse use cases. It is based on TRON and pegged to the U.S. dollar at a ratio of 1:1, which means regardless of market volatility, the USDD protocol will keep USDD stable at 1: 1 against the US dollar via proper algorithms in a decentralized manner. Like other TRC-20 tokens, USDD can be traded with no brokers; it depends solely on the smart contracts on the TRON network. Being free from the control of any individual or organization makes USDD more capable of playing its role as a stablecoin. As a fast, low-fee crypto asset with a large supply and competent for cross-border transactions, USDD brings its holders tremendous benefits of the blockchain technology without the risk of volatility.

According to available information,the TRON-based decentralized stablecoin USDD was born with the mission of building a modern financial system on the blockchain. Its permissions are managed by the TRON DAO Reserve, which functions as its early custodian. Also, the TRON DAO Reserve ensures USDD’s price stability and decentralization by collateralizing this cryptocurrency with reserves. This organization aims to safeguard the overall blockchain industry and crypto market, prevent panic trading caused by financial crises, and mitigate severe and long-term economic downturns. By setting risk-free interest rates and regulating the market through liquidity provision, it is able to stabilize the exchange rates of centralized and decentralized stablecoins on TRON and other blockchains. It also intends to formulate and implement monetary and exchange rate policies, play the role of a lender of last resort to minimize systemic risks and ensure the stability of the financial market.

On April 21, TRON founder Justin Sun tweeted an open letter stating that the TRON DAO Reserve, at its initial stage, would provide custody service for the $10 billion worth of highly liquid assets raised from initiators of the blockchain industry as an early-stage reserve, all of which would go to the TRON DAO Reserve in six to twelve months. The Reserve will continue to attract more liquidity assets into its reserves to better play its role as a decentralized institution.

After four years of growth, TRON has seen over 88 million on-chain users and 3 billion transactions in its ecosystem. At present, the circulating supply of TRC-20 USDT has exceeded that of ERC-20 USDT, making TRON the world’s largest stablecoin network, which boasts over $55 billion worth of financial assets, including on-chain stablecoins, and has settled and cleared $4 trillion worth of assets. In December 2021, the TRON network became fully decentralized and was restructured into the TRON DAO community, the largest decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) in the world.

At the end of 2021, Justin Sun was officially appointed by the government of Grenada as its Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO and was authorized to represent Grenada at the WTO meetings during his mandate. Justin said that he would proactively promote the integration of cryptocurrencies and sovereign states to build a new financial system that is secure, efficient, and inclusive. In the meantime, he would also leverage his experience in the digital currency field for a joint response to the new challenges regarding digital transformation in the post-pandemic era.

Global Metaverse Event of Lydian. World in Dubai Opera 7th May 2022 2948

The event will take place on the 7th of May 2022 in Dubai Opera. As a first offline event of such scale where thousands of guests from all over the world will gather to become a part of Lydian.World metaverse. Guests are invited to take part in multiple business opportunities and multiple entertainment moments.

Lydian.World is a virtual game partially owned by its users which in reward for their engagement and strategy the game rewards them back in cryptocurrency. In other words, the place where you can Earn, Learn & Have fun!

If this already rings a bell for you, join Lydian.World! The metaverse brings opportunities such as: staking pools, crypto credit cards sharing their commissions, mining pools, assisted trading, NFT marketplace, a trivia game over the blockchain, a lot of airdrops & much more!

Chief Technology Officer – Alexandru Cocindau: “Do you remember the feeling of joy when your parents were gifting you a new toy? That moment when you want to play with it all day long, to discover it, to learn it! This is our day to day gift, this is our Lydian.World, and my mission is to bring the joy, the happiness and the freedom smile every day for every single player.”

The most successful and influential representatives of the crypto industry will attend in Dubai on the 7th of May. Join them all now in the https://lydian.world

Buy tickets for the event here: https://gspartners.global – Event Tickets. VIP Starting with 99 USDT / Ticket. Or you can ask for a ticket on the Telegram group: Lydian.World